iPhone 5 Assistant detailed, 1GB of RAM and A5 SoC required

By Shawn Knight · 24 replies
Sep 26, 2011
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  1. Apple’s iPhone 5 will reportedly ship with 1GB of RAM in addition to the previously pegged A5 SoC found in the iPad 2. The additional memory and processing power will…

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  2. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    OMG mobile devices are getting powerful.
  3. I hope it works... That will be key to stopping the driving while texting epidemic.
  4. Hard to believe, its not like a AI so... will be limited with flaws.
  5. Impressive!
  6. As if Android OS hasn't had great Voice Recognition support for years, and it only keeps getting better. Everything described here, you can do with ease in Android OS. Navigate to, Map of, Go To, Text, Call, Email, Set Alarm, are just a few of the commands you can speak to your Android phone with nearly flawless recognition. It's all integrated with the Google cloud which makes it even more sweet- ie I can say Call Papa Johns and it will call the nearest one based on my GPS location.
  7. "As if Android OS hasn't had great Voice Recognition support for years"

    Yeah - that. This article makes it sound like Apple's invented some new "magical" technology ;)
  8. Last time I tried it, it didn't work worth a damn on my android phone. When I try to call someone on their mobile number ("call name mobile") it tries to send them a text about half the time instead. It doesn't recognize "F off you piece of Shh..." either when I get frustrated after trying to call someone 5 times and having it continually try to text or sometimes calling someone else altogether. Maybe after the Froyo update (fascinate) it's better? I haven't tried due to previous frustration.
  9. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I have a Mytouch 4G with Gingerbread 2.3.4. The speech commands are awesome. I had a Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo 2.2, the commands didn't work so hot. I'm pretty positive it has to do with the phone itself vs the software.

    But yeah, Apple's "assistant" isn't anything new.
  10. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    I hope you don't have to speak like a robot for it to understand..
  11. quote: "Assistant is said to work so accurately that you don’t have to speak slowly, clearly or in a robotic tone. If it actually works as seamlessly as 9to5Mac describes, this could be a key marketing point for Apple. "

    Looking forward when Jarvis is built right in ;)
  12. Beam me up, Scotty !!!
  13. Call me crazy, but if one uses voice recognition technology to compose, check and send a text message, and the recipient uses text-to-speech technology to have the text message read to him/her, wouldn't it be much faster and easier to simply call the person and talk?
  14. If both are available to call, then yes. Many are not in the position to call such as when I'm sitting in a courtroom waiting them to call my case. But I can text requests for documents to my office with aplomb!
  15. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Windows has limited voice features and Mango adds a lot more, It's very nice that phones are doing this because I love this feature on my phone using mango beta.
  16. Sounds like a Tom Waits song to me:

    "Step right up" Step right up -it chops and dices, it steals your car, picks up the kids, makes excuses for the lipstick on your collar, mows the lawn, and it never needs winding!
  17. Perhaps all these naysayers and nitpickers about "who had what and when" should look up something called "PlainTalk"...
  18. So it's the same as Android voice control? Samsung take Apple to court for infringing patents please this is outrageous and have them stop the sale of the iPhone 5!
  19. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I wonder if Steve Jobs voice will shout, "your holding it wrong" if you apply the death grip
  20. Bullshit, it works great.
    Obviously you do not have an Android and are just a Troll.
  21. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    That all sounds quite fancy will be interested to see how well it works. Looks like they're giving the phone a lot of juice, wonder how the battery life will fare. Would be nice to have a release date.
  22. It would be great if I can update my facebook status with just saying it :D
  23. Wow great. But I have had that for a couple of years on my Android. Iphone uses always look on with awe when it talk to my phone and it does whatever I asked it. Apple is falling behind again
    They've almost caught up to the Galaxy S2 from January 2011!
  25. Nefertiti

    Nefertiti TS Rookie

    Hopefully this will work as promised, so far I haven't found one good Voice system. I've used the Sync system from Ford and it's HELL! I've never wanted to hurt a machine this bad in my life, even when my PC crashes and I lose work. When you live in a place with "non-english" names, it gets even worst, even the spelling wouldn't do it. And I pronounce just fine, thank you.

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